Thursday, August 22, 2013

08-22-13 Jive

Good evening, it's Thursday, Aug. 22nd. This is the Jive at Five - WESU's Daily community calendar and rundown of night time programming here on 88.1 FM WESU Middletown, your station for NPR, Pacifica, independent and local public affairs by day and the best in free-form community programming week nights and weekends.  I'm Ben Michael Happy Birthday Mom!

Here in Middletown, at the Buttonwood Tree, Friday, at 8 brings a co-bill of Beth Patella and Kelly Kancyr, for a night of folk and country music. Saturday morning at 10:30 brings the Aligned with the Source empowerment workshop. Saturday night Two Virgins takes the Buttonwood Tree Stgae for a night of Rock and Roll. On Sundays, Food Not Bombs shares vegetarian food at about 1 p.m. in front of the Buttonwood. All are welcome. You are invited to help prepare the food beforehand at the First Church Court Street in Middletown at 11:30 am. Rumpus, an invitation to express the rhythm inside you, also happens on Sunday afternoon at The Buttonwood. for more info.

Also in Middletown tonight, you can catch the weekly jazz series to the Mattabesset canoe club at Harbor Park. Friday at the Canoe Club features live blues. Details at

Down in New Haven tonight at Cafe Nine, Jeffery Broussard and the Creole Cowboys to Café Nine take the stage.   Friday, Michael Beach, the Estrogen Highs, Closely Watched Trains and Fatal Film share a bill at Café Nine.   Their weekly Saturday Jazz Jam Session will behosted by George Baker this week. That’s followed at by the Ideat Village Rock Lottery at 8pm. The Sunday afternoon Bluegrass Jam is hosted by Stacy Phillips to be followed by the Sunday After Supper Jam with The Morris Trent Band. for details.

Also in New Haven tonight, at Toad’s Place, there’s a local band showcase with Apocalyptic Cataclysm, Fear the Tyrant, Fourth and Goal, Hard Water, Kings of Nothing, Kyle Flynn and the Vespers Nine, Mantyhose, and Moving Brooklyn.  Friday, Toad’s presents Kung Fu, Fikus, the Bobby Paltauf Band, and Like Violet. Also on Friday, in the on the Lilly Pad stage at Toads Afton presents eleven11, Off The Dome, Quicksand Planet, Tyrone Shoelaces, Like Changing Seasons, BANGFIELD, and more. for details.

At Blackeyed Sally's in Hartford, tomorrow / Friday night, The Delta Generators play the blues. Saturday brings The Dirty Bones to Sally’s for the first time in 20 years; they will play their own brand of rock, blues, R&B and funk. Go to for details.

Tomorrow / Friday, at 12:15 p.m. The Green Street Arts Center will be hosting a lunch time artist talk by artist/illustrator, Jon Sideriadis. Jon is a Connecticut artist whose exhibit, Astromythos, features compelling, and other worldly illustrations. Please RSVP to Sandy Guze. Her email address is:

On Sunday, the Wadsworth Mansion, 421 Wadsworth Street, Middletown, hosts its 11th annual Open Air Market and Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine. The historic Mansion will transform its 700 foot vista into a marketplace and festival where over 80 Connecticut vendors will gather to sell their Connecticut grown or made products. Lounge on the lawn with lunch and listen to live music performed on the patio. Among the performers will be the Middletown Symphonic Band from 10 to 11:45 a.m., followed by The Michael Cleary Band from 12:00-1:45 p.m. Convenient shuttle parking will be available from Snow School. Additional parking is available at Mercy High School. For a complete listing of performers and vendors visit

Also on Sunday, the new Middletown Art Academy hosts an open house for children, teens and adults between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. To learn when a presentation for your age group is scheduled, go to

Several farmers' markets in our area are overflowing with fresh produce and other delights. In Middletown, on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. there's a market on the South Green, and another in Middletown's North End at 575 Main Street, on Fridays, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Go to for info about that one, and learn about farmers' markets all over the state by going to In Durham, the farmers' market is on Thursdays, on the town green. In Cromwell, on Wednesdays from 2 to 5 p.m., the farmers' market is at Covenant Village. In Higganum there’s a Market on Fridays from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m on the town green. In East Haddam, there's a farmers' market from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesdays at the town grange on Town Street.

Saturday, brings the 2nd Annual Music Revolution Festival to the Polish National Home on Charter Oak Ave in Hartford from 1PM and 6PM. This free festival is  and features the Tony Gonzalez Youth Percussion Ensemble, the Carlos Abadie Quintet, Igmar Thomas and Cypher, Ed Fast's Conga Bop, and Ralph Irizarry and Timbalaye.

Now here's a rundown of cinema off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:
At Real Art Ways in Hartford, Blackfish concludes its extended run tonight. Blackfish tells the story of a performing killer whale that killed several people combining shocking footage and emotional interviews to explore the multi-billion dollar sea-park industry.

The Act of Killing, also ends it’s run tonight. This is a documentary about small-time gangsters in Indonesia who go on to lead a notorious death squad, helping the army kill more than one million alleged communists, ethnic Chinese, and intellectuals in less than a year.

On Friday Real Art Ways begins a run of another documentary, Free the Mind. In which, Richard Davidson examines the nature of consciousness to offer new hope for soldiers suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and  kids  with Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Tomorrow night Real At Ways also begins a run of the new Drama “The Hunt” starring
Mads Mikkelsen who won the Best Actor Award at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival for his role in this film as a former school teacher who is forced to fight a lonely fight for his life and dignity following untrue remarks about him. for details.

Through next Tuesday Cinestudio, The Trinity College cinema in Hartford, is showing the a 35mm restoration of classic 1960 Italian film noir, L’Avventura, for a rare chance to see a a great classic of cinema. for details.

Now let’s take a look at tonight’s programming on WESU.

Right after the Jive at Five, stay tuned for Homegrown with Rob DeRosa for 55 minutes of CT connected music.  

At 6pm each week night we broadcast Free Speech Radio News From The Pacifica Network

at 6:30Minister Latrecia invites you to get your praise on with 90 minutes of uplifting contemporary Christian Gospel music on her show Total Praise.  
At 8 Bill Denert presents Evening Jazz, where hearing is the best experience,
Next, at 10pm DJ1Fam presents 2 hrs of hip hop featuring local artists alongside tracks from main stream artists not often heard on air.

At midnight, Clarence Scott presents Overdrive for more contemporary gospel music and Christian comedy.
Dub Revolution takes over at 1:30 offering archived episodes of this popular WESU Radio show exploring the world of dub reggae as well as it’s offshoots and influences.
At 2:30 DJ Otto Nation presents The Graveyard with an eclectic mix of music from the WESU vaults until 4am when the BBC World News Service kicks on.
We begin tomorrow's broadcast at 5 a.m. with Morning Edition from NPR.

That’s all for today’s Jive at Five. Thanks for listening. If you missed something, you can find the script for today’s broadcast online at

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